proposed language change to int/int==float (was: PEP0238 lament)

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk qrczak at
Sat Jul 28 03:44:27 EDT 2001

27 Jul 2001 22:13:50 -0400, Lloyd Zusman <ljz at> pisze:

> Accountants and their kin want ledgers, positions, etc. to balance to
> the penny (or centavo, or whatever is the smallest fractional currency
> in a given country).  This can only be accomplished using decimal
> arithmetic ... like Bignums with implied decimal places.

Not only; rationals work too.

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